William Cornelius

Head of M&A

William Cornelius

William Cornelius was appointed the Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in September 2019. In this role, he will be responsible for exploring and evaluating M&A opportunities globally that support the strategic growth priorities for the business.

William has over 20 years of professional experience in accounting, finance, M&A, strategy, advisory and management and has worked in Australia, London, Singapore and Hong Kong across a range of industries.

He joined Vistra from CLSA where he was the Head of Strategic Development, leading the development and implementation of CLSA’s global strategy. Previously, he was the Head of Regional Finance at CLSA, where he led the finance function across the region. In this role, he was the finance lead on numerous M&A projects, as well as internal restructurings.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from The University of Adelaide, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance from Kaplan Institute, and is a qualified accountant through The Institute of Certified Practising Accountant, CPA Australia.

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